Bode George, a high chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reopen the investigation into the untimely and unfortunate death of Funsho Williams. Funsho Williams was a PDP leader brutally murdered in 2006 during a time when he was gubernatorial opponent to Bola Ahmed Tinubu of All Progressives Congress (APC) Party. Another great Nigerian, Bola Ige, passed on amidst similar political uprisings.
According to George, it is commendable that Buhari has re-opened the Bola Ige murder case. The Funsho Williams murder case must also be re-opened. Family, friends and all Nigerians deserve to know why have the killers of Funsho Williams not been brought to justice?
“It has been 14 years now when a terrible dark cloud fell upon the Lagosian entity and upon all lovers of freedom. It was really a very sad day on that horrific July 27, 2006, as the blood-soaked body of Engineer Funsho Williams was discovered in his Dolphin residence in Ikoyi,” the statement read.
“With the murder of Funsho Williams, who stood at the threshold of triumphing at the general election, a great dream was shattered. The hopes of millions of Lagosians who were hearkening to be rescued from what was then building up as a gradual servitude of the Lagosian natives was dashed.
“I am particularly passionate about Funsho who many of his acolytes adorably called captain. Funsho was my junior at the University of Lagos. We were both Engineering students but sprung from different departments. While he was in Civil Engineering, I was in the Electrical Engineering Department.” George said of his late friend, Williams “He was gentle but reflective with sharp analytical convictions. There was always certain piety about him, an effective calibration in self-effacing innocence. He meant no harm to anyone. But he was firm, resolved, dedicated to the righteous path,”
“Those who killed Funsho Williams might have killed a man but not his dream of rescuing and salvaging our society. We continue where he stopped.”
“We appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to re-open the investigation of the brutal murder of Funsho Williams. The President has done the right thing by re-opening the investigation of the murder of Chief Bola Ige.
“He will be greatly enhanced in historical reckoning and signification if his administration is attested as being the one that finally nailed the evil characters hiding in plain sight who murdered Funsho Williams.”